Peahen or peacock?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by PlatinumBlue, May 13, 2019.

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  1. PlatinumBlue

    PlatinumBlue In the Brooder

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    Can you tell if my pea is a peahen or a peacock? The first 2 pics are at 4 months old, 3rd pic is at 6 months, and 4th pic is at 3 weeks old. The last pic is at 11 months old. I am guessing he/she is a pied, but I don't know for certain. Thanks!
     

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  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    I know nothing about peacocks but beautiful pictures! Where is that? It almost looks like Alaska. Lol
     
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  3. Dany12

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    Female ...
    That brown !

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    Dany12 Songster

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    Feathers edged with gray / brown.(red arrow).
    ... but male those blue feathers!(blue arrow).

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  5. PlatinumBlue

    PlatinumBlue In the Brooder

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    It actually was in Alaska. The mountain pic was in Paxson, AK and the 2 pics in the woods was near Hope, AK. The pic by the water was at Sandlake in Oregon though.

    Thanks for your illustrations on the pics. I did also notice that the face skin is starting to turn a purplish-blue color. It used to be solid white. I don't know if that helps to tell a male from a female though. Here are some pics at almost 3 months old when she looked a little different than in the other pics too.
     

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  6. The last pic with the green neck and the light scallops does look hen but the other pics with the blue neck and barring looks cock. I guess a little more time is needed.
     
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  7. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    Wow. Very cool. My family and I go up to Alaska a lot for fishing and hunting.
     
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  8. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    I’m leaning towards a cock, but I’d still give it a little more time. Either way it sure is beautiful though!
     
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  9. PlatinumBlue

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    Thanks for the reply. Do you know at what age you can usually tell if it's a boy or a girl with more certainty? Or it just depends on the individual bird?
     
  10. PlatinumBlue

    PlatinumBlue In the Brooder

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    Thanks! I really hope that it turns out to be a peahen though. I do have 1 other peacock. He is a black shoulder and all his colors are coming in so he is easier to tell that he's a boy.
     

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